Upcoming Halloween Events in the USA and Safety Tip 2023

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Halloween is a holiday celebrated on October 31st every year. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve and later Helloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes, and eating treats.

Helloween Events in the USA 2023

  1. The Spirit of Helloweentown Festival in St. Helens, Oregon: This festival is held in a small town located 30 miles north of Portland. The town is famous for being the location of Disney Channel’s original movie “Helloweentown” and Bella’s House’s film location in the Twilight movie series. The festival is so authentic and converts the town into 1998 Helloween Town movie decorations. Haunted houses, Halloween costume parades, giant pumpkin lighting ceremonies, a haunted hearse, and a car show, a monster fun run, and many more items are there to impress you in this authentic small town.
  2. Neewollah Festival in Independence, Kansas: This festival takes place in a small town called Independence, located in the Southeast region of Kansas. The festival is 9 days long and is filled with numerous exciting activities such as parades, food festivals, Halloween carnivals, and a lot of celebrations.
  3. The Festival of the Dead in Salem, Massachusetts: Salem is one of the most famous small towns in the USA for celebrating Halloween since 1692 (as there were witch trials in this small town in 1692). Still, those “Historic Witch Tries” attract visitors to Salem from all over the world to celebrate Halloween. Therefore there’s a famous Halloween festival called “The Festival of the Dead” in this town that you can join. And it is filled with tons of exciting things such as talking with the dead, experiencing psychic readings, visiting haunted houses, haunted costume parties, parades, and fireworks.

Helloween Safety Tips for a Spooktacularly Safe Holiday

Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday for people of all ages, but it’s important to stay safe. Here are some Halloween safety tips to help you have a spooktacularly safe holiday:

Costumes

  • Choose a costume that fits well and doesn’t restrict your movement.
  • Avoid costumes with masks that can obstruct your vision.
  • Make sure your costume is flame-resistant.
  • Add reflective tape or stickers to your costume and bag to help you be seen by drivers.

Trick-or-treating

  • Only trick-or-treat in well-lit areas.
  • Stick to sidewalks and crosswalks.
  • Walk with a partner or group.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and watch out for traffic.
  • Never go into a stranger’s house.
  • Only accept candy from houses with porch lights on.
  • Inspect all candy before eating it and throw away any candy that is unwrapped, damaged, or looks suspicious.

Parties

  • If you’re hosting a Halloween party, make sure your home is well-lit and that there are no tripping hazards.
  • Serve food and drinks that are safe for children and adults with allergies.
  • Supervise children closely at all times.
  • Have a designated driver for guests who have been drinking alcohol.

Driving

  • Be extra alert for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.
  • Slow down and drive with caution in areas where children are present.
  • Use your headlights even if it is still light out.

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